Monday, January 23, 2012

Slot Machine Tips

Casino’s introduced slot machines in a bid to keep wives entertained while their husbands were off doing some serious gambling.

Things have changed somewhat in that slot machines now account for 70% of all casino revenue, equally popular with men and women. They prove so popular due to the instant wins they provide, the ease of play and the lack of rules or complicated strategies.

They are even more popular now that you can play them online. The first thing to really reinforce if you are new to playing slots, is that they are not rigged or set up to make you fail. The payouts are randomly generated which means that each spin of the reels has an equal chance of striking a big win.

Before you start playing however there are some things you should know to ensure you are more likely to have a win! While they all look pretty similar – flashing lights, a handle, coin slot, reels and pictures of fruit, it is worth bearing in mind that not all games are the same. There are several types of game, the first being a ‘multiplier’, which pays out for a certain symbol, with the number of coins you play multiplying the pay out, for example if the game pays out five coins for three cherries when you have played one coin, then it would pay ten for the second coin and fifteen for three coins played. This type of game does not however penalise you for not playing the maximum amount of coins and you should use this type of game if you only want to play one coin at a time.

The ‘bonus multiplier’ game gives you a bonus when you play the maximum amount of coins. That’s not to say you automatically get a bonus for playing the maximum amount of coins – it means you will get a bonus if you hit the jackpot. It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth it!

A multiple pay-line simply means that the game has more than one line of play – some games could have up to twenty, for example JackpotJoy’s Deal or No Deal. You play per line meaning that if you play and a particular line turns out to be a winner, but you haven’t bet on it, then you won’t win anything for it.

‘Buy-a-pay’ games tend to confuse a lot of players but the one thing to remember is that you should never these games without taking the maximum bet. The reason for this is that the number of coins bet are tied to certain symbols, of which there will undoubtedly be a wild or jackpot symbol, which will need the maximum bet to be placed in order to be activated. If it isn’t and you get all the right symbols match up, it will be as if your jackpot never happened – you can imagine the disappointment!

Progressive slots is where the jackpot continually increases in size depending on the amount of money being bet by players – a percentage of the money played is added to the jackpot, and to be in with a chance of winning it you will more than likely have to get through to the games bonus game, which most of the time means playing with maximum coins. There are two kinds of progressive jackpots – single progressive which is where the jackpot increases from the spins on one machine and can only be won on that machine, and a multiple progressive which will involve several machines.

Always remember before starting to play any slot game, to read the instructions!!!

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